Living with change

A lot of us older folk struggle with change. There is something safe and secure about the familiar, the stable, the things we know and are used to, but the culture and the world is constantly changing and we often wish things would stay the same.

This year will be a year of change for our church. Lois and I will step down from the pastorate and a new pastor will take up the responsibility. For us, it will be a big change in lifestyle but we are looking forward to seeing what the Lord would have us do during the next chapter of our lives. Although I am retiring from the pastorate, I am not retiring from the Lord’s service and every one of us should feel the same. We are still God’s servants no matter what our age or circumstances.

Don’t be afraid of change. Not all change is bad. Think of all the good changes that have taken place in our world and in our country. Thank God for the changes that have benefitted mankind and trust God to use the changes that take place in your life to develop your character and bless others.

The greatest way to handle change is to place your life, your security and your future in the hands of the One who never changes. Rest in His eternal love and care, and the changes that go on around you won’t throw you.

“In heavenly love abiding, No change my heart shall fear;                                                                              And safe is such confiding, For nothing changes here.                                                                                          The storms may roar without me, My heart may low be laid,                                                                              But God is round about me, And can I be dismayed?”

God bless you heaps.

Contributed with love, Geoff Follas